Monday, May 29, 2017


I had been wanting to make this recipe since a long time. So glad this month in our group, Shhhh Cooking Secretly the theme is " Stuffed " and I got a chance to try out this dish.  I am paired with Veena Krishna Kumar who blogs at Veena's Veg Nation  Do visit her space and check out some delicious recipes.
Veena gave me my 2 secret ingredients - Bell Peppers (Capsicums and Rajma) Usually the stuffed bell peppers are made with minced meat stuffing along with beans, rice etc. Since this is a vegetarian group I have used soya granules keema. For flavouring you can use any fresh herbs like coriander, parsley or basil. This is a complete meal by itself and so delicious. Make and enjoy the dish for lunch or dinner.

Bell peppers / Capsicums .... 3 or as needed (one of each colour)
Cooked rice ..... 1 cup
Boiled Rajma / kidney beans ... 1 cup
Cooked soya mince ................. 1 cup
Coriander.. 3 tbsps (finely chopped)
Onion ...... 3 tbsps (finely chopped)
Tomato ketchup .... 2 tbsps
Chilli sauce ............ 1 tbsp (optional)
Mustard sauce ........ 1 tbsp
Tomato puree .......... 1 cup
Garlic ................... 1 tsp (crushed)
Salt .. to taste
Cheese .... 3 tbsps (grated)

Boil the rice with salt until three-fourth done. Drain it and set aside. (It gets cooked to perfection while baking the peppers)

Rajma / Kidney Beans:
Soak the kidney beans for 6-7 hours or overnight. Boil it in a pan or pressure cook it with little salt until done. Avoid making it mushy. Drain and set aside.

Soya Mince:
You need - Oil, salt, spices like coriander powder, cumin powder and 1/2 cup sliced onions to cook the soya granules.
Soak the soya mince granules for 1 hour. Heat 2 tbsps of oil in a pan and add the sliced onions. Saute to a golden brown colour. Add the salt, spice powders and 1/4 cup water. Simmer until the water is dried up.

Mix together all the sauces mentioned in the list. Add a little salt for flavouring.

To Make the Stuffed Bell Peppers:

 In a large bowl, mix together the cooked rice, rajma, soya mince, chopped onion and coriander leaves or any fresh herbs. Stir in a small portion of the prepared sauce to it. Keep the rest of it for later use while baking.

 Try to select the same size peppers. Wash them well.

Cut out a thin layer at the top and remove the seeds and membranes carefully. Rinse them from inside.

  In a large pan boil water and cook the peppers for 1 minute. The water should cover them

 Remove them in a plate and spoon the mixture into them.

 Take a baking dish and pour the remaining sauce into it. Place the stuffed peppers on the sauce.

 Cover the dish with a foil and bake in a pre-heated oven for 10 to 12 minutes at 250 degrees C. Remove the foil and further bake for 5 more minutes.

 Finally top them with a little grated cheese and place them in the oven for a minute or until the cheese melts.

 Serve hot immediately from the oven.

Serves 3

Tip: Select the bell peppers of the same size. If they don't stand straight you can cut a tiny portion at the bottom taking care not to make a hole.

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Recipe Inspirations from - HERE


  1. Super healthy and looks delicious..

  2. Love stuffed peppers and these look divine

  3. A super healthy and filling dish Shobha. I love stuffed bell pepper but hubby is allergic to it,so don't get much of a chance to make them. I love stuffing them with mushrooms,other veggies and paneer.

    1. Thanks Mayuri.. Yes they are really filling and make a complete meal.

  4. Vowww yummmyyy must try dish..looks colourfull n inviting.

  5. what a lovely dish - cant wait to make it ! love stuffed bell peppers

  6. Stuffing and coloured peppers looks great......

  7. Bookmarked dear. Ok interesting recipe

    1. Thanks dear.. glad you liked it and trying out.

  8. Interesting recipe Shobha mam..


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